Ever wondered what kind of money the celebrities earn from being actors, or tv hosts or social celebrities or models.The only way to gauge this, is from the cars they drive, or the vacations they take or the houses they live in.In this blog we are going to talk about the Top 5 cars owned by the Top 5 celebrities in Singapore
The Top 5 Celebrities on our discussion are’
1.Zheng Ge Ping
2.Chen Han Wei
4.Edmund Chen 5.Jeanette Aw
1. Zheng Ge Ping
Zheng Ge Ping is a famous Singaporean Actor and Executive Producer. He owns a Citroen C4 Grand Picasso.
2. Chan Han Wei
Chan Han Wei is one of the respected actors in Singapore. He switched to a BMW 1 Series vehicle from a BMW Z4.
3. Jamie Yeo
Jamie Yeo is a TV host, anchor, model, radio DJ and actress. She is the owner of an AudiS5 and a Landrover.
4. Edmund Chen
Edmund chen is one of the most prominent and popular Singaporean Actor. He drives a Honda airwave
5. Jeanette Aw
Jeanette Aw is a filmmaker, Author and an actress. The actress drives a Mazda2.
Some celebrities flaunt their lifestyles in lavish cars and vacations but some maintain a low profile life. There is a saying “A true luxury is a reward for investing in and developing a real asset.
Ever wondered where the celebrities live? Do they live in palaces or big mansions? This is a question that we keep asking every time we see a celebrity Here is a write up with the top 5 celebrities in Singapore and the places where they live.
The Top 5 Singaporean Celebrities in our discussion are Jeanette Aw, Jade Seah, Mark Lee, Pierre Png and Andrea Chong.
Jeanette Aw, well known as Ou Xuan born on June 28th, 1979 in Singapore is an actress, filmmaker and author. Jeanette Aw’s house is a 5 room condominium apartment with white interiors and is one of the most stylish homes owned by celebrities.
Jade Seah was born on 6th April, 1983, she is a Singaporean model , host and actress. Jade lives with her fiance in a vintage penthouse at Tanjong Katong which was initially a one shop house with a high ceiling transformed into a two storey house which makes it look more spacious. “ kudos to the creativity”.
Mark lee was born on October 16th 1968 in Singapore and holds the position among the list of most popular and richest Comedians. Mark Lee has a spacious 5 room condominium at Upper thomson road for 2680 sq.ft where he stays with his family. He believes his apartment is a great value for money. He spent $2.2million for this five room apartment.
Pierre Png was born on 29th October 1973 and is a famous Singapore Comedian actor. Pierre Png and his wife are savvy property investors.Pierre’s new terrace has gymnastics rings and his bedroom is one of the most romantic kinds where he has a customised headboard with curtains to change the mood of the room with just the fabric.
Andrea Chong also known as Drea Chong born on 25th March 1992, is a Singaporean blogger and influencer. Owing to her social media status, she is selected as the ambassador of H&M and Pandora. Andrea has a well equipped mini house with all the facilities and the favourite spot in her house which she calls the “ collectors desk” which is a collection of all the travel souvenirs.
Be it a celebrity or a common man, there is a very famous saying ““Home is where love resides, memories are created, friends always belong, and laughter never ends”.
Singapore is one of the desirable places for people to start new businesses the main reason being the support extended by the Government in the form of Grants, co-working spaces and a wide network of international investors. In the recent years women have have also evolved in the field of business. In this article, we are going to walk through the Top 5 Women Entrepreneurs in Singapore.
Who are the Top 5 and how they became successful.
What are the characteristics of a good entrepreneur?
Tan Hooi Ling alongwith Co-founder Anthony Tan in started the transportation company called grab which has expanded to nine countries in 9 years and has created jobs for millions of people along the way. Service to the society being her motivation she started an app called the grab care during the pandemic for the healthcare professionals which was an on demand ride during the pandemic.
First Indian to found a Billion Dollar startup
Ankiti Bose is a 23 year old Business woman whose company Zilingo is a e-commerce portal that gets majority of its revenue from B2B business. During this pandemic Ankiti chose to share in Linked in that Zilingo would be supplying personal protection equipments like medical grade suits for hospitals, N95, KN 95, surgical masks, medical gowns across India, Indonesia and Singapore.
C0 Founder of Love Bonito
Rachael started with an intention to change people’s perception on fashion, she wanted to innovate, bring in new ideas, her main focus was to cater to the modern Asian women. Soon she became an online retailer with original designs and is now found in 21 stores in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia , Cambodia and Hongkong.
Leads two Video Production Networks
Gillian Tan leads two of the most successful online video production networks called Munkysuperstart pictures and clicknetwork. They produce online reality videos related to travel, shopping, beauty etc.
Recently founded body care brand
Charlotte Chen recently founded Everyday for Everybody a Australian sunscreen and body care brand established in 2018. Prior to this she was an investment banker, she co-founded spottly an online platform where users can collect and share photos from their vacations, she also provided marketing strategies to companies like Dolce & Gabbana.
The characteristics of a good entrepreneur are;
Dont take no for an answer- how many ever refusals you face or receive you should be prepared to dust it away and find an alternative solution. Fear of failure should never get over you.
Finding a good mentor can prove to be a great advantage, learning from your own mistakes is also a good learning.
Always stay hungry and ambitious, you should have the desire to grow.
Always adapt to change, new processes, new technology will make your business more efficient and stronger
Businesses will like to work with people they like and trust so try to build a good business relationship
Hire people who share your vision and passion
Trust your gut instinct, not just your spreadsheet.
Becoming a successful entrepreneur doesn’t happen overnight or through a magic spell, ample amounts of hardwork and sheer dedication is required to transform you into that successful entrepreneur.
1. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
2. Zero to One By Peter Thiel & Blake Masters
3. Think & Grow Rich By Napoleon Hill
4. Rework By Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson
5. The Lean Startup – Eric Ries
6. The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss
7. Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies by James C. Collins, Jerry I. Porras
8. Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg, Nell Scovell
9. Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
10. The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau
Successful entrepreneurs usually share similar qualities – self-discipline, decision-making skills, straightforward approach towards the problem, consistency, time management, etc.
It is always not necessary to start the business by possessing all these qualities. However, in a short span, one must learn these to see success in their business. There are many ways to learn the high-end attributes of entrepreneurs. You can gain it via your own experience or from reading the experience of others. It is excellent to read the books, understand and implement them in your business.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey: This is a self-help book published long back, in 1989. Yet, the ideas given in the book by Stephen Covey are beneficial for entrepreneurs these days. The seven habits listed are – being proactive, beginning things by knowing its end result in the mind, putting first things in the first place, thinking of win-win strategy, early understanding and later to be understood, synergize, and finally sharpen the saw.
Stephen Richards Covey was not only an author, but he was also a successful businessman and a keynote speaker. Earlier, in 1996, Covey was named one among the “25 Most Influential People” given by Times magazine. Stephen says through this book that there are no shortcuts for success. Only through hard work its possible to achieve success. Adding to this, one cannot worry about things that are happening beyond our control—for example, climate changes or people’s opinion about your business, etc. But you can change the things that lay within your reach – your attitude, habits.
The seven habits listed in the book are significant for any entrepreneur to lead a prosperous business.
Zero to One By Peter Thiel & Blake Masters: “Brilliant thinking is rare, but courage is in even shorter supply than genius.”
“Monopoly is the condition of every successful business.”
These are some famous quotes by Peter Thiel. Zero to One book has handy information for startup businesses. By reading this book, the entrepreneurs can learn about selling strategies in business, marketing your product, and planning techniques to develop your trade. He says that entrepreneurs must have a definite vision to raise their business from zero to one. If you have ideas to start a business, then never miss reading this book.
Think & Grow Rich By Napoleon Hill: Do you know that this book was published long back, 1937. But still, the book is considered a masterpiece for entrepreneurs. Nearly 100 million copies of this book have been sold globally. The outline of the “Think and Grow Rich” is, if you want to achieve anything, then think about it deeply in your mind. As the mind is the master of the entire body, it will never stop you from believing and act to achieve success. Through this book, Napoleon Hill says that thoughts and desires will motivate you towards action. You must have faith in yourself, thinking that you can work for action. Think & Grow Rich is one of the must-read books for entrepreneurs.
Rework By Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson: The book teaches several lessons for businesses. Sometimes, entrepreneurs might have felt that they made a mistake in any part of the business – either it may be in marketing or goal setting. And through this book, they can learn to avoid those mistakes henceforth in business. The author says that planning for a very long time is a mere waste of time. Sudden ups and downs in a business is very normal to happen. One has to anticipate it and take relevant precautions for it. Therefore, entrepreneurs must know to be flexible. And “Rework” says that delaying things will also lead you towards failure. Plan and execute it on time. Undoubtedly, Rework gives high-impact training for entrepreneurs.
The Lean Startup – Eric Ries: The lean startup principle is “Lean startup isn’t about being cheap (but is about) being less wasteful and still doing things that are big.” If you plan to start any business – low-investment, large scale business, or online, prepare a business plan that really works. “Planning for a business” seems to be an old boring formula. But certainly, without it – a business can topple to failure. The lean startup also teaches the value of innovation which brings in a new approach towards target customers. The points given in the book were very lucid and objective. Simply following the ideas of “Lean startup” will bring success for startup businesses.
The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss: The three main things that the readers can extract from the book would be,
– One must be effective in resolving problems rather than being efficient as there is a difference between them.
– Secondly, entrepreneurs must spend time to validate all their business ideas. The validation will help them to figure out whether it is significant for their business or not.
– Make your life less complicated to deal with effectively.
Businesses must not think that spending more hours in business will give good results. Instead, the time spent must be more productive. Smart work is always better than hardwork. Everyone would agree that the 4-hour workweek is one of the best books for entrepreneurs.
Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies by James C. Collins, Jerry I. Porras: After six years of research, the author gave practical guidance for companies and startups to do an everlasting business. This book clearly illustrates the timeless qualities that entrepreneurs must possess. The explanation is so precise with real-time examples for better understanding the current business trend. This is one of the business books that entrepreneurs must read from cover to cover. Jerry I.Porras is a professor and well known for writing many other books. The book’s objective is to make the company overcome the competition and last for a long time in the industry.
Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg, Nell Scovell: The book brings revolution among women entrepreneurs. Many highly skilled and talented women leave their job or business and opt to be a homemaker. Every entrepreneur may face failures due to mistakes that happen in business. However, learning from those mistakes is a must. Even if you are not prepared, you must be ready to take up the opportunities when they come your way. Later develop the skills and gain the confidence to do that work successfully. The author explains the success and the likeability.
Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman: Surely, there are many things to learn from the book. This is a book of decision-making. Here I like to list some of the key points from the book. There are two ways of thinking – gut reaction and critical thinking. People usually spend their time in the first one. As many people are really not interested in statistics, they blindly conclude. The other things that you can learn are over-confidence and over-optimism.
The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau: Leading a good life is seeking adventure and trying to solve the purpose of living. The author, at his young age, has travelled to lots of countries. Sometimes, people rewrite the operating rules according to their comfort level. And this actually doesn’t seem right. Hence one must learn to work according to the corporate rules instead of rewriting them. Read and enjoy many other niche things tutored by the author.
It is not enough if you read the books and leave that advice to fly in the air. If you are about to start a business and like to build your skills, then definitely follow the authors’ tips and advice. I hope this list of books will impress the entrepreneurs and motivate them to become industry leaders.
Entrepreneurs need the motivation to travel in the path of business successfully. And one surprising source of motivation would be through movies. Watching the “entrepreneur characters” on the big screen will make you imagine that character and motivates you towards business. Some movies are not just for relaxation, but they will help you to stimulate yourself.
Here are ten movies that entrepreneurs can watch, enjoy and get motivated.
Best Movies for Entrepreneurs:
The Wolf of Wall Street: The storyline of the movie is a real-time incident that happened. The audience liked the movie, and it became a hit on the large screen. If you couldn’t see the movie or read the book “The Way of the Wolf,” the book for entrepreneurs, then read further to know the takeaways. Jordan Belfort is a stock broker who rose to a very high position in the Wall Street of fame and fortune due to his natural talent for sales. But he did so by compromising on many ethics. He suffered the consequences as well. The movie shows that Jordan Belfort employees are good workers and ready to leave anything (even life) for their boss. Judging a person due to his past experience would be a wrong call. Entrepreneurs must note that (in the movie) social gatherings will happen. And it is really a creative idea for businesses looking out to develop the organization’s culture. Finally, fun at the workplace is not a bad thing. It is appreciated to enjoy and relax for some time during the working hours.
The Big Short: This is the movie based on the book “The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine.” The movie was nominated for Academy Award for best picture, AACTA International Award for Best Film, Critics’ Choice Award for Best Picture, and more. The movie also won awards, including Academy Award for Best Writing, BAFTA award for the best-adapted screenplay, Critics Choice Movie Award for Best Comedy, and more.
What One Must Understand from the Movie:
– Even if someone says that it is good to invest in a particular stock, do some research on your own and then invest the money in it. Blindly believing the words might break the trust upon them if things go wrong.
– If it is easy to climb the success ladder, then everyone in the world will do that. But one must remember success comes only through hardwork and dedication towards work.
The Social Network: The movie teaches lots of lessons to startup entrepreneurs. Hence if you lack time to watch the film, get the lessons from here.
– You need not worry if you are a college dropout. Still, you can be successful in life without education if you are ready to build your skills. To say with some remarkable examples, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Ralph Lauren, and Mark Zuckerberg are college dropouts. However, due to their hard work and talent, they have gained a reputation in their respective industry.
– If you think that you have good business ideas, then don’t wait for time to make miracles. It would be best if you took responsibility to build your own empire. As per the proverb, “Time and Tide Wait for None,” you cannot achieve anything if you keep on waiting for time and opportunities to come and knock on the doors.
Boiler Room: One of the all-time favorite movies for many of us. Ben Younger is the director of this film, and it is nominated for many awards. The movie’s 120 minutes is totally power-packed and brings the audience to the corner of the seat. Here are the takeaways waiting for you.
– Do you believe in creating new things? Then entrepreneurs must create a unique learning system whenever they recruit employees. Straightforwardly, if one wants a learning employee, then making a learning atmosphere is necessary. Moreover, the employee must also not be preoccupied with already learnt experience. As technology is evolving, they must be ready to unlearn and accept new things in the industry.
– Work, work, and work. As that is the standard norm for all entrepreneurs. Though relaxation is essential, it must not drive away your passion only in dreams. To make it come true, one must throw the hard work.
MoneyBall: The must-watch movie for entrepreneurs. The film gives new perspectives towards team management. Not everyone will be ready to take up your words. When you like to implement changes, there will be some people around you who would be opposing the changes. But when you are clear in your thoughts, then proceed without hesitation. Secondly, to win the game, it is always not mandatory to select only the top-performing players, but it is on training given to them. The startups must know that choosing the right candidates and firing the under-performing ones is also essential. Watch the movie whenever you find the time, and I would challenge it to motivate you towards entrepreneurship.
Steve Jobs: In real life, entrepreneurs cannot reach success in business without seeing failure. In the Steve Jobs movie, it is explained well, and most of the film showcases the failure of Steve Jobs, founder of Apple. To become a strong entrepreneur, you must learn to face failures and problems in life as there is no shortcut for it. He didn’t complete this graduation, and hence he lacks in qualification and skills as well. Later on, he started to learn without leaving self-confidence. The movie explains how this businessman sees success after lots of struggles in his professional and personal life. As per the proverb “Great Ones are Always Not the Good Ones,” Steve Jobs proves it to be.
The Pursuit of Happiness: It is always important to listen to others’ opinions and self-evaluate them. It is not fair to ignore opinions in business. However, one can neglect the doubts that others have about you. For example, your relative may say that you cannot start and run a company successfully and never waste time. Instead of getting disappointed, ignore the comment. And struggle hard believing in you. Chris Gardner, in this movie, does the same. The film is all about the incredible bond between a father and son. And it also teaches us that life is not so easy all the time. The pursuit of Happiness is a thought-provoking movie that people in business must watch.
The Founder: For people in business, loyalty is the most significant thing to follow. He must be loyal to everyone – customers or employees or shareholders or partners. If the businessmen are not dedicated to anyone on this list, running a business will go in vain. The movie shows how the brothers started a fast-food restaurant and worked to run it successfully. Earlier, there were many flaws in the restaurant business. Many times, food arrived late, and it was not hot. People were also left uncomfortable eating the food sitting inside the vehicle. After research, two brothers (McDonald) planned to start a fast-food restaurant that could overcome all these issues that were happening in regular restaurants.
The brothers researched a lot – in restaurant design, the business plan. They iterated several times before taking a decision. Initially, during the beginning of the McDonald era, people refused to accept the fast-food concept as they were accustomed to ordering the food and receiving it by sitting inside the car. Later what happens is the story.
Joy: The movie is all about the woman entrepreneur named Joy Mangano, who involves gaining knowledge about the business. Most of the time, she was without a job and had a housewife rather than an entrepreneur seeking business success. Raising an organization is not an easy job. Instead, it requires dedication and fighting spirit to survive in the competition. And that is what Joy does in the movie. The woman entrepreneur seeks success in the industry. She tries hard, asks for advice from many other experts in the industry, and runs continuously towards reaching her goal. You will surely get a fantastic experience by watching the movie.
Office Space: The movie hit the large screen in 1999. Yet, the impact of it remains fresh to date. It’s been two decades now since the movie’s launch, and here are the niche things to learn from it. Micromanaging is hardly possible at work. Because there would be many works on the priority list to handle immediately hence micromanaging becomes tedious. Proper communication plays a vital role in building a business. Taking rest is also equally important for entrepreneurs.
In day-to-day life, entrepreneurs might have heard others’ opinions – arrange for capital, think of a business, plan or do hard work. And many times, comments like “You cannot do, “hat,” “You are wasting money,” or “get back from this business” will also bother you a lot. The best entrepreneurs’ quality is to filter both the positive and negative comments and to believe their self-confidence. These movies will surely help you in one way or another in your business path. Hence if you have time, just try to watch these movies.